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Open Air Theatre in the Grounds of Allington Castle

Heart of Kent Hospice
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We are proud to present two open-air performances in partnership with The Changeling Theatre Company. Enjoy the masterpieces; Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure in the beautiful grounds of Allington Castle.

2pm - Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit Celebrated novelist Charles Condomine has invited a local medium and eccentric, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house, as research for his new book. Arcati calls up the ghost of Charles’ first wife – the alluring Elvira – who delights in taunting her husband and mocking his new marriage to his new wife Ruth. Blithe Spirit is one of Coward’s most enduring comedies, recently revived in London’s West End with Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati.

7.30pm - Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall

Vienna is rife with brothels and loose morality. The weak Duke goes undercover, leaving his strict deputy Angelo in charge to clean the city up. But when Angelo sentences young Claudio to death for premarital sex with his fiancée, Claudio’s sister Isobel, a nun, pleads for his life. Angelo agrees to spare him, but only in exchange for Isobel’s virginity…

Changeling’s Measure for Measure is inspired by the Moulin Rouge with more than a hint of the Burlesque. This compelling Shakespeare comedy has a storyline full of twists and turns as sin meets virtue and good battles against evil.

Venue: Allington Castle, Castle Road, Allington ME16 0NB

Tickets are priced at £40 for adults and £10 for children.